Eurotunnel scooped a top industry award last night (14 February 2005) at the HSBC Rail Business Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Eurotunnel won the award for ‘Rail Safety and Security Excellence’.

Eurotunnel was praised for its excellent safety record including a significant reduction in lost-time accidents at work amongst both staff and sub-contractors, and the use of new technology in advancing safety and security.

Jean-Louis Raymond, Chief Executive, said:

“This award confirms our commitment to the highest levels of safety and security throughout our operation. I’m delighted that the dedication and hard work of all our staff in maintaining our excellent safety record has been recognised by our industry peers.”

Since opening in 1994, Eurotunnel has become a reference in world-class safety and security. Its unique and highly-demanding operational environment presents many challenges. Operating within a “total safety culture”, Eurotunnel has developed sophisticated safety management systems to respond to these unique challenges. It has also been instrumental in developing innovative solutions to advance safety and security.

Eurotunnel markets its expertise in safety and security through a subsidiary, Port Maritime Security International (PMSI), which offers security services to the port, maritime, rail and logistics industries worldwide.